Understand that God did not make a dumb fool man predesigned to fail so that He could prove a winning point against the free will model of Lucifer. Imagine the vast amount of the intelligence of man with the intellect to give a name to every single thing on earth, and, yet feels bored and lonely afterwards! We, humankind, do have status, unless we choose to become nobodies by turning our backs to Jesus (God).
From the beginning, God had placed humankind in a position to choose. He did not coerce Adam and Eve to choose the life path. In other words, He did not put a gun, for argument's sake, on their forehead to compel them to comply with His preferred choice. That was not the plan. They have the option to choose life or death (Genesis 2:16, Deuteronomy 30:19).
Down into history, even when God decided to make a nation that was expected to be holy to Him by doing what He legislated to them, Jesus never compelled the Israelites to obey. He appealed to them to choose life instead of death (Deuteronomy 30:19).
But whatever got into man to become like God from the power of the tree of knowledge imparted by the fruit, that virus keeps making humankind drift away from life, from God (Jesus). The hack of the human after eating that fruit of knowledge is so powerful that no matter what cleansed version of man that God would start over with, man turns out to be already potentially infected.
Case and point. With the flood, God had killed all humankind and took the best witness sample out of it, from the faithful genes of Noah and of His children, to continue to populate the earth anew. However, with the passing of time, the descendants of that pure sample of humankind goes backwards again. This time, God did not seek to destroy humankind again because the eradication did not work the first time.
Again, He decided to breed a new race, with the Israelites, from one faithful gene of the same parent: a half-brother and a half-sister, Abraham, and Sarah. The new breed from Abraham and Sarah did not fare any better than the antediluvian drifters. There is no hope that earth can ever be cleansed even with the creation of new men.
It was time for God to activate the plan of redemption and the destruction by fire of this blood-soiled defiled earth with the creation of a brand-new one (Revelation 21:1) for the ones who overcome the dragon, the beast, or Satan (Revelation 3:21, 20:4).
YHWH Elohim became flesh and died in our place as the only acceptable redemptive option to God the Father to grant to whoever is willing the power to overcome the original hack simply by following the exact the rules which He had put in place for His chosen people and the world (Matthew 5:17-18). However, a slim number of humankind shows interest and will be saved (Matthew 22:14, Mark 13:22). God (Jesus) wept over the power of death (John 11:35) and the choice of death of His people (Luke 19:41). He just may not compel us to choose only Him, for whatever that must be played as a witness to the faithful Angels. Jesus is still weeping over the choice of the so-called atheists (active or passive) who are blinded by Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Yet, God said that there are some who will hear His voice who will come to assemble in one flock (John 10:16). If you are one who can hear His voice, let us come together to go look for the others!
Remember, when you join Jesus, you become a daily cross bearer (Luke 9:23).
Psalms 82:6-7 ASV
(6) I said, Ye are gods, And all of you sons of the Most High.
(7) Nevertheless ye shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.
Psalms 8:4-5 Cepher
(4) What is man, that you are mindful of him? And the son of A’dam, that you visit him?
(5) For you have made him a little lower than Elohiym, and have crowned him with glory and honor.
John 10:34-36 ASV
(34) Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
(35) If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),
(36) say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed; Deuteronomy 30:19 ASV